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Fashion Jobs – 5 Pieces to Make Your Winter Looks Standout

Wednesday, January 31st, 2018

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Let’s face it – Canadian winters can be harsh. When it comes to winter dressing, it’s easy to fall into a pattern of chunky sweaters and jeans on a daily basis. While there’s nothing wrong with a comfy casual look, it can be nice to look for standout pieces that will add some personality to a cold-weather look. To combat the winter blues, here are 5 standout accessory pieces to create Insta-worthy winter outfits.

Beret

Wool Daisy Beret
Taking inspiration from the runways and street style alike, a fun beret can brighten up any winter outfit. This one from Urban Outfitters is embellished with daisies for added fun. With this chic beret, you’ll feel like spring is on is way in no time, even if it’s still -15°C outside.

Boots

Animal Print Ankle Boots
A classic animal print will never go out of style, so why not pick up a pair of booties that can be worn year-round? This versatile Zara pair would look equally great with a pair of dark jeans and a basic white tee as it would with a little black dress and an evening coat.

Scarf

Down Scarf
If you’re a fan of the warmth of a puffer coat but not the bulk that comes along with it, this is the perfect scarf for you. Hot pink adds just the right pop of colour to brighten up any winter outfit while keeping you warm and toasty at even the coldest temperatures.

Earrings

Fringed Flower Earrings
Statement earrings have been getting a lot of attention the past few seasons, and this trend is still going strong through 2018. More is definitely more with this pair of fringed earrings, so adding them to a simple black outfit is all that’s needed to amp up any winter look.

Backpack

Rope Jungle Backpack
A practical choice for anyone who carries a lot in their purse of choice, this backpack from Acne will be your new go-to accessory. A winter white makes a bold statement, along with the rope details and chunky zippered hardware.

 

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Product Info
Wool Daisy Beret, $24.99, available at Urban Outfitters
Animal Print Ankle Boots, $149.00, available at Zara
Moncler Pink Down Scarf, $available at SSENSE
Fringed Flower Earrings, $22.90 available at Zara
Rope Jungle Grain Backpack, $1550 available at Acne Studios

 

By Kate Mendonca, Toronto @kate.mendonca

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Fashion Jobs – The 5 Items Every ‘It’ Girl Will be Wearing This Winter

Wednesday, January 10th, 2018

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For winter, everything on our fashion radar solely revolves around pieces that are both functional and fashionable. From chunky coats to keep you cozy and warm to statement boots so you can stand out from the crowd, you’ll definitely be seeing a lot of these 5 cold-weather pieces all season long.

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Teddy Bear Coat
A jacket that’s as soft as your favorite teddy bear, a double-breasted faux fur will keep you warm and cozy all season long.

 

Shop this Look: Lost Ink Faux Fur Coat, $322.27, available at Nordstrom

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Chunky Hoop Earrings
Whether worn dressed up or down, a pair of chunky hoops is the perfect accessory to instantly add some flair to your look.

 

Shop the Look: Chunky Hoop Earrings, $36.49, available at Madewell

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Chic Black Turtleneck
A thin black turtleneck is perfect for winter because it’s light enough to be worn on its own but will also easily layer under a cardigan, slip dress, or jacket on chillier days.

 

Shop the Look: Splendid Turtleneck, $65, available at Net-a-Porter

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Statement Booties
Just because the weather is dark and dreary doesn’t mean your outfit has to reflect this. This winter, opt for a pair of chic statement booties that will have you standing out from the sea of head-to-toe black.

 

Shop the Look: Jefferey Campbell Zosia Low Heel Metallic Boots, $170, available at ShopBop

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Baker Boy Hat
This hat was everywhere in the ’60s and ’70s and now thanks to celebs like Kendall Jenner and Bella Hadid, it’s back in the fashion spotlight

 

Shop the Look: Isabel Marant Evie Wool-Blend Felt Cap, $155, available at Net-a-Porter

 

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Product Info:
Lost Ink Faux Fur Coat, $322.27, available at Nordstrom
Chunky Hoop Earrings, $36.49, available at Madewell
Splendid Turtleneck, $65, available at Net-a-Porter
Jefferey Campbell Zosia Low Heel Metallic Boots, $170, available at ShopBop
Isabel Marant Evie Wool-Blend Felt Cap, $155, available at Net-a-Porter

 

By Ainsley Smith, Toronto, @ainsleysmithy

Fashion Jobs – 7 Velvet Pieces for Every Budget

Wednesday, December 20th, 2017

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Winter is the time of year for cozy sweaters, comfy pieces, and lots of layers. Here in Canada, warmth is usually the top priority for cold-weather dressing, and style is often sacrificed during our long winters. To add a bit of flair back into your winter wardrobe, velvet is a great option to look chic but still feel like you’ve got on your comfiest clothes. Read on for seven of our favourite velvet pieces at every price point.

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Wide-leg Velvet Pants
This pair of dark green velvet pants from H&M come in at only $49.99 and are a great wallet-friendly choice if you’re looking to add something velvet to your wardrobe. The wide legs will definitely make a statement this season, but keep you feeling comfortable.

 

Shop the post: Wide-leg Velvet Pants. $49.99 available at H&M

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Masen Booties
Available at Aldo, the Masen bootie would be a welcome addition to any shoe lover’s closet. Its chunky heel and soft grey colour make these booties a versatile shoe that’s easily wearable throughout the winter.

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Shop the Look: Mason Bootie, $65, available at Aldo

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Velvet Blazer
Pieces from Madewell always strike just the right balance between tomboyish style and effortlessly cool, and this blazer is no exception. A classic piece in solid black, this velvet blazer can be worn for years to come.

 

Shop the Look: Madewell Velvet Blazer, $160, available at Net-a-Porter

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Toeda Dress
Feminine and pretty, this pleated spaghetti strap dress from Wilfred would make any occasion an affair to remember. Wear it now over a knit turtleneck, and into the spring and summer on its own.

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Shop the Look: Wilfred Toeda Dress, $245, available at Artizia

Tibi

Draped Velvet Top
With this feminine blouse, you’re getting two trends in one! The flirty ruffled shoulder and deep navy velvet paired together in this Tibi top means that it could truly be worn with anything.

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Shop the Look: Tibi Draped Velvet Top, $346.50, available at Net-a-Porter

Balmain

Embellished Stretch Cotton-Blend Velvet Mini Dress
Getting into the designer pieces, this green mini dress is by none other than Kardashian-approved French design house Balmain. Embellished with gold grommets, this green number will surely turn heads.

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Shop the Look: Pierre Balmain Embellished Velvet Dress, $805, available at Net-a-Porter

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GG Marmont Velvet Shoulder Bag
If you’re looking to invest in a velvet piece that’s both trendy and timeless, the Gucci Marmont bag fits the bill. Available in multiple colours, this fuchsia shade is my personal favourite for adding enough colour to a gorgeous shoulder bag that can be worn from day to night.

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Shop the Look: Marmont Velvet Bag, $2,130, available at Gucci

 

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Product Info
Wide-leg Velvet Pants, $49.99, available at H&M
Masen Booties, $65, available at Aldo
Velvet Blazer, $211, available at Nordstrom
Toeda Dress, $245, available at Aritzia
Draped Velvet Top, $346.50, available at Net-a-Porter
Embellished stretch cotton-blend velvet mini dress, $805, available at Net-a-Porter
GG Marmont velvet shoulder bag, $2,130, available at Gucci

 

By Kate Mendonca, Toronto @kate.mendonca

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Fashion Jobs – How to Pick “The Dress” for Holiday Parties

Tuesday, December 12th, 2017

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Now that December is here, it’s time to get hustling in finding those outfits for the number of holiday parties that you’ve been invited to if you haven’t so already. You may be time constrained, but it is always helpful to have a set of “mini” criteria when searching for that perfect holiday dress. This way, you are not flustered and anxious in the mall, with all those great promotions happening and crazy crowds you have to deal with. Of course, we all desire for a glitzy dress for the party but there are so much more to consider rather than completely adhering to the agreed holiday theme. We’ve laid out a set of standards that you can use a guideline to help you in your shopping journey with the consideration of budgeting!

Wrap Dress

Tip 1: Pick a dress that complements your body type
Petite girls should stick to short form-fitting dresses to accentuate their figure. If you’re choosing an asymmetrical dress, make sure to pair it with heels for a balanced look. Add a belt to not only accessorize but also to elongate your legs and bring out the waist. For taller girls, midi dresses are recommended.

Shop the look: Mock-Wrap Dress, $19.90, available at Forever 21

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Tip 2: Pick a dress that provides adequate body coverage
Although many would say “do it for the fashion”, it also never hurts to be practical because of the cold weather. Instead of wanting to look risqué all the time, you may consider wearing dresses with a turtleneck detail or long sleeves.

Shop the look: Flowing Dress, $25.90, available at Zara

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Tip 3: Pick a dress with thicker fabric
In correlation to the above tip, pick dresses that have sensible fabrics including wool, cashmere, or velvet. There are many knit dresses that are versatile and can be worn as transitional day-to-night pieces.

Shop the look: Draped Dress, $69.99, available at H&M

Feather Dress

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Tip 4: Pick a dress that lets you stand out
Holiday-themed parties are all about the sparkles and Christmas colours but there are so many other styles out there that can still induce conversations and ultimately, allow you to stand out! Consider wearing a dress with exaggerated sleeves, feathers, textures or unique prints!

Shop the look: Black feather Cersy Dress, $349, Club Monaco, green Bonsui Karen Tie Dress, $199, Middle Sister Boutique in Vancouver

 

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Product info:

  1. Mock-Wrap Dress, $19.90, available at Forever 21
  2. Flowing Dress, $25.90, available at Zara
  3. Draped Dress, $69.99, available at H&M
  4. Cersy Dress, $349, available at Club Monaco

 

By: Franz Tabora, Mississauga, @phranzzzz

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Fashion Jobs – Styling Your Winter Boots

Thursday, November 30th, 2017

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Most people think winter boots and just dread them. Memories of tacky boots with snow pants as a child just can’t be erased, and no matter what you just can’t bring yourself to wearing them. The reality is unless you want to spend the day with soggy feet here in most parts of Canada, you can’t avoid owning at least one pair of winter weather boots. We’re not a big fan of trading style for practicality so we’ve got our guide to help you wear your boots in style!

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Over The Knee
Not every winter day calls for heavy-duty footwear, but stylish footwear can also help keep you warm and we love our over the knee boots for exactly that reason. They go great with everything from riding pants to dresses and can even dress up leggings. We love wearing them with our favourite wool coats for a cozy and chic look.

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Heave Duty Weather
Bundling up for cold snowy days doesn’t mean you have to look ridiculous. These Pajar winter boots are waterproof and will still keep you warm even with their slim design. Nothing completes this look more than a big winter parka, mittens and an iconic trapper hat!

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Comfortable and Cozy
Not everyone is into the casual style of UGGs but once you put a pair on, we dare you to take them off. These Australian sheepskin boots are ridiculously warm, and comfortable. They’re perfect for colder, dry days with less snow and go great with pretty much everything from leggings to jeans. We love wearing our UGGs with a warm flannel and parka for running errands like grocery shopping or getting that Christmas shopping done!

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Casual Snow Day
If last winter was any proof, Timberlands are not just your boyfriend’s winter boot anymore. The Classic Timberland made a huge comeback in style last year, and this year is no exception either. Paired with this season’s hottest outerwear piece – the puffer jacket, we love this look for hanging out on a Sunday or worst case shoveling our driveways.

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Wintering In Style
When we don’t have to worry about tall snowbanks Chelsea boots are our go-to for winter! They’re a must-have in any fashionistas closet as they go great with everything from trousers to dress and if worn right even sweatpants! Paired with a sweet sheepskin moto and baker boy cap, you’ll make even the biggest beach bums envy your winter style!

 

 

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Product Info:

Look One:

The Great The Tie Striped Cotton-Twill Shirt, $206, available at net-a-porter.com
Mango Wool Handmade Coat, $179
Belstaff Netley Riding Trousers, $80, available at flannels.com
Vince Camuto Coatia Over-The-Knee Flat Boots, $171, available at thebay.com
Checked Pattern Artificial Wool Fringed Shawl Scarf, $14, available at zaful.com
Woolrich Bobble Knitted Beanie, $165, available at farfetch.com
Zadig & Voltaire Kurt Cashmere Ribbed Mittens, $140, available at selfridges.com

 

Look Two:

WearAll Cable Knitted Turtleneck Dress, $18, available at amazon.com
Topshop Side Knitted Elastic Leggings, $20, available at thebay.com
Acne Studios Black Wool Scarf, $240, available at harveynichols.com
Pajar Grip Zip Tall Snow Boots, $168, available at thebay.com
UGG Shearling Heritage Logo Mitten, $195
UGG Toscana Long-Pile Fur Trapper Hat, $144 available at neimanmarcus.com
Woolrich Women’s Literary Rex Eskimo, $1306

 

Look Three:

Saint Laurent Plaid Brushed-Cotton Shirt, $705, available at net-a-porter.com
Canada Goose Rossclair Parka, $1533, available at tessabit.com
Just Black Ariel Mid Rise Cropped and Distressed Skinny Jeans, $115, available at dailylook.com
Roots Womens Cottage Knee Socks, $12
UGG Lidia Genuine Shearling Boot, $320, available at nordstrom.com
King & Fifth Co. Womens Cashmere Slouchy Beanie, $28
Old Navy Honeycomb-Knit Convertible Gloves, $15

 

Look Four:

Alexander Wang Oversized Hoddie, $1280, available at farfetch.com
Gap Modern Crew Tee, $25
Givenchy Red High Collar Puffer, $2000, available at farfetch.com
Onepiece Element Pant, $100
Timberland 6” Premium Waterproof Boots, $170, available at Footlocker
NikeLab x RT Unisex Beanie, $48, available at nike.com

 

Look Five:

The Row Patou Pleated Cotton-Blend Poplin Shirt, $1367, available at net-a-porter.com
Acne Studios Velocite Shearling Biker Jacket, $3460, available at net-a-porter.com
Asos The Boyfriend Blazer Mix & Match, $92
French Connection Estella Jersey Jogger, $70
Rag & Bone Walker Boot, $609
Only Knitted Scarf, $38
Miss Selfridges Black Baker Boy, $35
Bestseller Wool/Leather Gloves, $30

 

By: M.J. Elle, Toronto, @TheMJElle

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Fashion Jobs – Cozy & Stylish Cardis For The Office

Monday, November 20th, 2017

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The minute those leaves start falling and that air gets crisp, it’s cardigan season! A classic layering piece that never truly goes out of style, cardigans come in so many different cuts, lengths, and materials. Cardigans make the best type of layer sweater for the office as they’re easily taken off and don’t need to be pulled over the head, often causing static (a.k.a one of the biggest style faux-pas known to mankind) once those heaters go on. We plan on staying, cozy, cute and static free this year at the office with our favourite cardigans of the season!

 

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The “Jackardigan”
Especially on a cold Monday morning, who wouldn’t want to wrap themselves pretty much head to toe in comfort? Yes, this cardigan is THAT long. It’s got a great belted back that adds some style and structure to this cozy piece, and pockets which are always key when you’re at work. We love this number from Oak + Fort in brown, but it’s also available in black and khaki.

 

Shop the Look: Oak + Fort Cardigan 1553, $128

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Patchwork
Opening Ceremony definitively did Varsity right this season and this 50/50 blend wool sweater is no exception. It’s a classic cardigan style which really goes well with everything from slacks to skirts and even jeans or a dress. Again, this style also has pockets which are super handy when you’re running to meetings with pens, phones and whatever else you’re scrambling to balance. Just be careful not to get any coffee or pen marks on you!

 

Shop the Look: Opening Ceremony Off-White OC Varsity Cardigan, $395, available at ssense.com

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Trendy & Cozy
Leave it to Zara to take one of this season’s hottest prints – grey herringbone – and bring it to us in ultimate comfort. We love this cardigan for so many reasons but mainly for its belted waist and thick but structured and not bulky knit. We see this cardigan going great on its own with a basic Tee, leggings, and thigh-high boots, or over a blouse with dress pants for a blazer look.

 

Shop the Look: Zara Herringbone Cardigan with Belt, $99.90

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Easy Does It
Everyone needs at least one chunky knit cardigan, in whatever style you choose. We thought this BDG one was perfect to leave at the office as your go-to cardigan when you forget one at home, or on those surprisingly chillier days. It’s simple enough that it’ll go with almost anything and available in a total of 5 colours, we’re sure you’ll be getting at least more than one.

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Shop the Look: BDG Charlie Dolman Cardigan, $72, available at Urban Outfitters


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A Canadian Classic
If you’re a cardigan aficionado, you probably either have this or need this in your closet. This Hudson’s Bay Company Wrap Cardigan has a pin closure front and is a wool/nylon/cashmere blend. We love this Canadian classic worn with either joggers at the cottage in late fall or at work with a great slack and loafer.  

 

Shop the Look: Hudson’s Bay Company Wrap Cardigan, $128

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Product Info:

  1. Oak + Fort Cardigan 1553, $128
  2. Opening Ceremony Off-White OC Varsity Cardigan, $395, available at ssense.com
  3. Zara Herringbone Cardigan with Belt, $99.90
  4. BDG Charlie Dolman Cardigan, $72, available at Urban Outfitters
  5. Hudson’s Bay Company Wrap Cardigan, $128

 

By: M.J. Elle, Toronto (@TheMJElle)

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Fashion Jobs – How to Pull Off a Slip Dress During Winter

Tuesday, November 14th, 2017

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Like the pyjama top, the slip dress has also been a major hit in the boudoir-dressing trend. Apart from providing good comfort and a sensual vibe, this supposed undergarment has the potential to be very versatile – especially when it comes to layering. Like the jumpsuit, the slip dress does not necessarily have to be attributed to warm temperatures because of its open and form-fitting features. It can also be coordinated with many pieces that not only provide a chic appearance but also sufficient warmth to aid in the colder seasons.  The ultimate goal is to achieve a composed look by bringing out lux style from basic loungewear. Here are four “spicy” ways to rock the slip dress in the winter season that will make you forget about that nasty freezing temperature.

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Coordinating with Basics
Similar to the jumpsuit, basic tops may be worn underneath the slip dress for a layered look. Wear a short or long sleeve tee for a casual look or a turtleneck for a dressier appearance.

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Coordinating with Bottoms
Don’t worry about your legs being bare because it IS possible and acceptable to wear a pair of bottoms underneath a slip dress. Jeans provide a smart casual look while dress pants give off total sophistication.

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Coordinating with Sweaters
You may also choose to layer over top of the slip dress rather than underneath. For more warmth, consider wearing an oversized and chunky funnel neck or crew sweater for a chic look.

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Coordinating with Accessories and Shoes
For a classic vintage look, you may consider putting over a fur stole or scarf over the slip dress. For shoes, knee-high boots are recommended for adequate leg coverage.

 

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By: Franz Tabora, Mississauga, @phranzzzz

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Fashion Jobs – Cold Weather Outfits

Thursday, February 2nd, 2017

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With the start of February, it feels as if the winter weather is getting colder by the day. And while we can’t actually do anything to improve the freezing temperatures, we can embrace the elements in a killer winter-approved outfit.  To make getting dressed that much easier this month, we’ve put together 3 cold weather outfits to stay warm and look cool.

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2. wool dress pants 3.topshop top 4.Boots 5.Ralph Lauren Coat

For the Office

To rule the boardroom this winter, revamp your look by investing in a pair of ultra chic wide-leg, plaid pants. These can be worn with turtlenecks and blouses or with a graphic tee if you work in a more casual office. Complete the look with a pair of warm boots and a maxi coat.

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7.Jeans 8.Bomber Jacket 9. Steve Madden Booties 10. ysl bag 11.Aritzia hat

For Running Errands

Ditch your go to leggings and UGG boots for a model off duty look. We love this street style look of pairing a bomber jacket with a pair of raw hem jeans and a designer bag.

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For Girl’s Night

A cape coat is a winter essential because it’s versatile and is the perfect outerwear for a night on the town. When dealing with heavy cape material, it’s important to avoid wearing bulky sweaters and pants. Opt for fitted tops and bottoms and complete the look with a strong heel.

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2. Proenza Shouler Plaid Wool-Blend Crepe wide-Leg Pants, $497.25, available at the Out Net

3. TOPSHOP Trumpet Sleeve Top, $60, available at The Bay

4. Ted Baker Lorca 3 Leather Boots, $199.17, available at Nordstrom

5. Lauren Ralph Lauren Double Breasted Military Maxi Coat, $439.44, available at Nordstrom

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7. Natalia High-Rise Skinny Jeans, $325.97, available at Revolve

8. Longline Bomber Jacket, $22.90, available at Forever21

9. Steve Madden Edit Bootie, $123.56, available at Nordstrom

10. Saint Laurant Mini Monogram Crossbody Bag, $2,266.56, available at Nordstrom

11. Wilfred Free Lizzie Peak Hat, $20, available at Aritzia

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13. Cape Coat, $39.99, available at Zara

14. Cyndi High Rise Flare, $102.18, available at Free People

Ainsley Smith, Toronto, @ainsleysmithy

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Fashion Jobs – Winter Approved Office Looks

Monday, January 30th, 2017

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We understand the struggle of balancing your fashion-forward style in an office environment in the dead of a Canadian winter. It’s not always easy to look your best when you have to battle nature’s elements to and from work. You may even have asked yourself a few times this season: How does one make chunky, shapeless winter clothing look good? It’s not impossible!

We’ve put together three outfits to wear to work this winter that are the right combination of chic and warm while still remaining functional. Getting ready for work this season has just gotten a whole lot easier!

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Look One

In the past, winter boots that had it all (anti-slip treads on the soles, waterproof material and warm insulation) rarely translated to sleek or stylish. Footwear companies have really stepped up their game and you can now find a huge selection of practical yet cool winter gear. Pair black wedge boots with leather leggings and a fuzzy sweater for a chic pulled together winter ensemble that will surely be a hit in the boardroom.

Product Details:

CHIKIMIKI Ines Black Cashmere Sweater, $745, available at Lyst

Sorel Jan of Arctic Wedge Mid Boot in Black Quarry, $280, available at Sorel

Imitation Leather Trousers, $29.99, available at H&M

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Look Two

Skirts can actually be a year-round staple if you get a little creative. Look for heavy fabrics and longer lengths when deciding to wear one in the colder months. First, tuck a cashmere sweater into the waistline of your skirt and complete the look by cinching your waist with a thin belt. Complete the look with a pair of fleece black tights, as they’ll protect your legs from the cold weather.

Product Details:

• Asymmetrical Zip Pencil Skirt in Wool, $95, available at J Crew

• Les 100 Ciels Cashmere Sweater in Cream, $197.69, available at ASOS

• Skinny Faux Leather Belt in Black, $6.90, available at Forever 21

• Fleece Tights in Black, $14.99, available at H&M

• Evans Leopard Print Faux Fur Coat, $190.94, available at Nordstrom

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Look Three

Ditch the predictable black winter jacket this season and swap it for something that makes a serious statement. This year, bold, attention-getting coats are all the rage, as seen on fashionistas from around the world. Faux fur, patterned and bold coloured jackets are an easy way to make a statement at work while still following the dress code. Go for a more casual look underneath, like a chic turtleneck, a pair of dress pants and ankle boots, and then let your outerwear do all the talking.

Product Images

• Babaton Larry T-Shirt, $45, available at Aritzia

• BCBGMAXAZRIA Chris Wide-Leg Pants, $257, available at The Bay

• TOPSHOP Happy-Days Toe Cap Boots, $170, available at TOPSHOP

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By: Taja Jarvis, Toronto, @TVJV

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Toronto Fashion Jobs – Cheap and Chic Winter Essentials

Thursday, December 16th, 2010

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Your wardrobe needn’t suffer when the weather outside is frightful, even if you overdid it with your Christmas shopping this year. To brave the elements you need a coat or jacket that is flattering and equipped to handle the occasional snowstorm, like this down parka from Joe Fresh ($79). Cinch this oversized sweater from H&M ($24.95) with a belt and add a layer underneath for extra insulation. A pair of dark brown, shearling-trimmed boots from Aldo ($150) can handle slippery sidewalks. Don’t forget to keep those ears warm with this Signet Fairisle Trapper from Roots ($46).

By: Sara Constantineau, Toronto

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